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Nonlinear Dynamics of Structures Under Extreme Transient Loads

1st Edition

Adnan Ibrahimbegovic, Naida Ademović
May 30, 2019

The effect of combined extreme transient loadings on a structure is not well understood—whether the source is man-made, such as an explosion and fire, or natural, such as an earthquake or extreme wind loading. A critical assessment of current knowledge is timely (with Fukushima-like disasters or...

Engineering Dynamics and Vibrations

1st Edition

Junbo Jia, Jeom Kee Paik
January 09, 2019

Engineering dynamics and vibrations has become an essential topic for ensuring structural integrity and operational functionality in different engineering areas. However, practical problems regarding dynamics and vibrations are in many cases handled without success despite large expenditures. This...

Advanced Structural Analysis with MATLAB®

1st Edition

Srinivasan Chandrasekaran
December 10, 2018

Building structures are unique in the field of engineering, as they pose challenges in the development and conceptualization of their design. As more innovative structural forms are envisioned, detailed analyses using computer tools are inevitable. This book enables readers to gain an overall...

Concrete Buildings in Seismic Regions

2nd Edition

George G. Penelis, Gregory G. Penelis
October 04, 2018

Reinforced concrete (R/C) is one of the main building materials used worldwide, and an understanding of its structural performance under gravity and seismic loads, albeit complex, is crucial for the design of cost effective and safe buildings. Concrete Buildings in Seismic Regions comprehensively...

Earthquake Hazard Assessment: India and Adjacent Regions

1st Edition

Sreevalsa Kolathayar, T.G. Sitharam
June 11, 2018

This book represents a significant contribution to the area of earthquake data processing and to the development of region-specific magnitude correlations to create an up-to-date homogeneous earthquake catalogue that is uniform in magnitude scale. The book discusses seismicity analysis and...

Natural Hazards: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Landslides

1st Edition

Ramesh Singh, Darius Bartlett
March 21, 2018

Over the years, the interactions between land, ocean, biosphere and atmosphere have increased, mainly due to population growth and anthropogenic activities, which have impacted the climate and weather conditions at local, regional and global scales. Thus, natural hazards related to climate changes...

Structural Analysis and Design to Prevent Disproportionate Collapse

1st Edition

Feng Fu
January 24, 2018

Hard Guidance on Preventing Disproportionate Collapse Disproportionate collapse is a pressing issue in current design practice. Numerous causes are possible – especially forms of extreme loading, such as blast, fire, earthquake, or vehicle collisions. But it is the mechanism and its prevention...

Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings

1st Edition

Muhammad Hadi, Mehmet Eren Uz
October 03, 2017

Introducing important concepts in the study of earthquakes related to retrofitting of structures to be made earthquake resistant. The book investigates the pounding effects on base-isolated buildings, the soil-structure-interaction effects on adjacent buildings due to the impact, the seismic...

Structural Analysis: A Unified Classical and Matrix Approach, Seventh Edition

7th Edition

A. Ghali, A. M. Neville, T. G. Brown
September 26, 2017

This comprehensive textbook combines classical and matrix-based methods of structural analysis and develops them concurrently. It is widely used by civil and structural engineering lecturers and students because of its clear and thorough style and content. The text is used for undergraduate and...

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics

1st Edition

Takaji Kokusho
July 27, 2017

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics deals with soil dynamics in earthquake engineering and includes almost all aspects of soil behavior. Both generally accepted basic knowledge as well as advanced and innovative views are accommodated. Major topics are (i) seismic site amplification, (ii)...

Wavelet Analysis in Civil Engineering

1st Edition

Pranesh Chatterjee
July 26, 2017

Wavelets as a Powerful Signal Processing Tool The principles of wavelets can be applied to a range of problems in civil engineering structures, such as earthquake-induced vibration analysis, bridge vibrations, and damage identification. This book is particularly useful for graduate students and...

Wind Loading of Structures

3rd Edition

John D. Holmes
July 26, 2017

A Definitive Up-to-Date Reference Wind forces from various types of extreme wind events continue to generate ever-increasing damage to buildings and other structures. Wind Loading of Structures, Third Edition fills an important gap as an information source for practicing and academic engineers...